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Leadership Luncheons

In February 2016, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences hosted the Southern Region Women’s Agricultural Leadership Summit. Many excellent ideas were generated as a result of this initial conversation. In order to continue to provide a platform for our own agri-women to connect and professionally develop, the UGA Women in Agriculture Leadership Initiative will host quarterly brown bag luncheons featuring women leaders working in various facets of agriculture. Attendance to the luncheons is free and complimentary beverages will be provided.

Most Recent Session

The most recently scheduled Leadership Luncheon was held on Thursday, November 10, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The brown bag networking luncheon was held in 307 Conner Hall with overflow in room 103 on the Athens Campus. The presentation was broadcast to room 1 in the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton, and to 305 Flynt Building, Griffin.

Attendees heard from two impressive leaders: 

  • Julia Gaskin, Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator
  • Dr. Esther van der Knaap, Professor of Horticulture

Past Events


Inaugural Session

Celebrating industry leaders, the Inaugural Leadership Luncheon was held on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Special speakers were Dr. Maria Navarro and Dr. Kristen Navara.


Session Two

Session two of the Women in Agriculture Leadership Luncheon was held on Friday, August 5, 2016. Special speakers were Dr. Peggy Ozias-Akins and Dr. Jean Bertrand.